Colin carried this recently back from London and it was in stonkingly good form. The spirit is like high quality cognac and there are red fruit notes. Some tertiary root vegetable notes play gently in the background and there are notes of raisins and chocolate. It is so fresh and ethereal and quite simply a delightful Port pretty damn close to its apogee.
had 3 bt of this great port this is the greatest taylor ever made bar maybe the 1912 but iv never had that iv had it scoring 100/100 100/100 and 98/100 at best its very great buy this before u pop off ha
Bottled by Hunter and Oliver in Burt St. Edmonds. Looks Madeira-like. Amber color with ruby core. Musty nose that cleans up with time in the glass. Classic old Port nose. Plum / Cherry and earth. Real intensity. Big mid-palate with maple, tutti-fruitti, butter. Rich, and maybe a touch acid deficient. Really persistent finish. The acid finally shows up later. Interesting flavor - overall very sweet.
Taylor Vintage Port Vertical (Los Angeles, California): Medium-deep color, a shade of mahogany-tawny. Cola, exotic spices, buttery caramel, with a touch of heat and volatility. A little simple, but showing superb balance, very easy drinking. Hunter & Oliver bottling, base neck fill, 3.5 hours in decanter.
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